July 12, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College sophomore Nick Poore is playing in his native New Hampshire for the Nashua Silver Knights in the Future Collegiate Baseball League. The left-handed pitcher, who mostly came out of the bullpen in his first season with the Eagles, is 3-1 as a starter with a 2.15 ERA with 27 strikeouts and only nine walks.
On Wednesday night, Poore tallied his third win as the Knight defeated the Seacoast Mavericks, 10-1, to bring their first-place record to 22-6. The southpaw pitched six scoreless innings, allowed just one walk and two hits while striking out six.
Q: During the 2012 season, you mostly came out of the bullpen in relief. You are starting in Nashua. Do you like the change in role? How do you like being a starter?
A: I definitely like being a starter more than coming out of the bullpen, because I feel it is less strenuous on my arm. Instead of pitching two or three times a week, I'm only pitching once. It also allows me to go to work out more often because I can plan around the day of my start. Lastly, it feels more comfortable because I was always a starter until my freshman year at BC.
Q: After a full year in Chestnut Hill, you are back in your hometown of Salem. How do you like living back at home for the summer and playing baseball close by?
A: It is nice living at home with my family. Playing close to home also allows them to come watch me when I pitch.
Q: What can you tell us about Chris Shaw, who is also playing for the Silver Knights, and will be an Eagle next year?
A: Chris Shaw is an outstanding player and an even better teammate. He's a nice guy and very easy to get along with. When I'm pitching, I feel comfortable knowing that I have his glove in the field and his bat in the lineup. I'm looking forward to playing alongside him again this upcoming season.
Q:Outside of baseball, what was one your moment at BC during your freshman year?
Q: What you are looking forward to about the 2012-13 BC Eagles baseball team?
Outside of baseball, one of my favorite moments at BC was probably the Christmas party at the Stockyard. It was a great team event and I had a lot of fun.
A: I am looking forward to meeting the incoming freshmen, as well as reuniting with my other teammates. I'm really excited to get back to work, compete and get better.